canonical hours definition

  • noun-plural:
    • Ecclesiastical The times of trip to which canon law suggests certain prayers become stated. These times are matins with lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and complin.
    • Ecclesiastical The prayers stated at these times.
  • noun:
    • the changing times of day at which canon law recommends specific prayers become said; matins with lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and complin
    • The prayers said at today
    • See under Canonical.
  • adjective:
    • specific stated times during the your day, fixed by ecclesiastical legislation, and appropriated toward workplaces of prayer and devotion; additionally, specific portions associated with the Breviary, to be utilized at stated hours of day. In The united kingdomt, this name is also given to the hours from 8 a. m. to 3 p. m. (formerly 8 a. m. to 12 m.) pre and post which wedding cannot be legitimately carried out in just about any parish chapel.

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